If you’re a full-time, in-state student, taking 15 or even 18 credits costs the same as taking 12. It's like getting a free class or two whenever you take more than 12 credits a semester.
How Much Can You Save?
By taking one extra course each semester, starting with your freshman year, you will save more than $6,000 in tuition over four years—money you could easily use toward a master’s degree, a car, or countless other things.
A good strategy for graduating on track is to take at least 30 credits each academic year. If you know that you will be busier in one semester than in the next, take 12 credits in the fall and 18 in the spring. If you find you are a course or two short of those 30 credits, we have convenient Winter and Summer Sessions in which you can make up the credits. Meet with an academic advisor and develop a plan that works for you.
Questions Answered Here
Have questions about picking a major or choosing your classes for next semester? Our academic advisors are here for you. They can make sure you reach your goal by helping you choose the right mix of core, major, and elective courses that will put you on track to graduate in four years.
Get Your Degree in Four Years
Remember: The sooner you get your degree, the sooner you can pursue the career of your dreams or begin your graduate or professional studies. By staying on track, you will also have a jump on the competition, as fewer than half of all college students graduate in four years.
Also, by graduating in four years you send a signal to future employers and graduate schools that you are hardworking and focused on getting ahead—and smart about your time and money.